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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
It slips through the fingers. Its light, constantly shifting from one area to another as the wind beckons and the sun radiates. Beneath the sand however, is something entirely different. It isn't light, it isn't insubstantial, it isn't ever-present; it is something heavy, dark, and musty.
Like the tombs ridden with spiders, like the cities hidden with suspicious characters, like the islands overflowing with Nazis; Raiders of the Lost Ark thrives on secrets. The core of every Indiana Jones adventure is kept alive by history, and its reputation to cover up. Civilizations are lost, artifacts are misplaced, rumors and bedtime stories are spread; and as a result, history is perfect for providing the groundwork for an adventure film.…
Film #19 of "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Task #12 : A film about archeology or an archeologist!
You can't swing a dead cat by the tail without hitting one iconic moment after another in this stunning classic!
One of the greatest action adventure film to ever grace the big screen! I still can't fathom one studio turning this film down muchless every major studio in Hollywood until Paramount stepped in! I bet they're all still kicking themselves on a daily basis!
JAWS may have started my love affair with director Steven Spielberg but it was Raiders of the Lost Ark that sealed the deal! It was also the film that put Harrison Ford on my radar! And…
I was recently posed the question; ‘what is the greatest blockbuster of all time?’ It is a question I pondered for barely a second before answering: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s hard to think of a film filled with more iconic moments. In one movie Spielberg, and to his credit, Lucas, have managed to create more iconic images and lines of dialogue in a single film than most filmmakers achieve in a lifetime: the boulder dash, retrieving the hat, the melting face, sword vs. gun, the snake pit. I could easily go on, practically every sequence in the film has at least one standout moment that has become part of the public’s consciousness.
Yet a film made up of…
Although Steven Spielberg's Jaws gets the distinction of being the very first blockbuster in cinema history, the blueprint of modern blockbuster filmmaking was brought to life by none other than Spielberg's early 1980s action-adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which didn't just become one of the finest examples of its genre but even today remains one of the most enjoyable & entertaining works of this esteemed director's extensive career.
Set in the year of 1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark concerns an archaeologist & adventurer named Indiana Jones who is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant after learning that the Führer is after the same biblical artifact which, according to him, would make his army an…
Quite possibly the best adventure film of all time.
It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage.
Even before anything actually happens in the film, or even before we've seen Indiana's face, you feel like you're watching something special just by the font of the opening credits. As ridiculous as that sounds I think it's true. As the letters appear superimposed over three characters we haven't met yet traipsing through a unidentified jungle, you can feel it in your gut that you're about to experience something fantastic. It's one of the rare films that made going to the movies a truly special experience.
The film is simply iconic. It's filled with iconic characters, iconic moments and even an iconic musical score. We've all heard the stories about…
Dit is dé beste avonturenfilm ooit gemaakt. Iedere film binnen dit genre die ná Raiders of the Lost Ark is gemaakt legt gramschap af aan deze mijlpaal. (Romancing the Stone, The Goonies, King Solomon’s Mines, Stargate, The Mummy en om van National Treasure nog maar te zwijgen.)
Waarom? Omdat Spielberg en George Lucas (toen hij zich nog niet had vervreemd van zijn fanbase) de avonturenfilms nieuw leven hebben ingeblazen en we tot vandaag de effecten nog in Hollywood merken.
Ze hebben dit weten te bereiken door simpelweg álle clichés van Hollywood te omarmen :
De klassieke strijd tussen goed en kwaad, een aantrekkelijke held, een beeldschone dame aan diens zijde, een lelijke slechterik en een niet zo lelijke charmante slechterik…
Changed my life.
Breathtaking action sequences, an excellent score by John Williams, and memorable characters all make "Raiders of the Lost Ark" one of the best blockbusters ever made. Harrison Ford gives one of his finest performances to date as Indiana Jones and makes for such a likeable and charismatic lead. But the biggest thing to commend here is the direction from Steven Spielberg. The action sequences are so well filmed and constructed, and the entire movie is full of tension thanks to him. If you haven't already seen "Raiders of the Lost Ark" then do yourself a favour and see it, as it's one of the greatest adventure films ever.
*insert joke about what I would do if locked in an archaeological find with Harrison Ford here*
"You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do."
I was gonna say that I had a crush on Indiana Jones growing up, but...who am I kidding, I still have a crush on Indiana Jones. Not gonna add it to my cinematic crush list because that would be the third time Harrison Ford would be on there. I mean, can you blame me, though? The man is beautiful.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a film that is inseparable from its influence on cinema and popular culture as a whole. Everyone knows that fedora and…
It's been a long time since I watched this. A long time. I'd forgotten just how much fun it was. The opening scene is one of the finest scenes ever committed to celluloid. It's nigh on perfect. The tension is built up and then released only to be quickly brought right back up again.
A glorious array of characters, that are self explanatory and don't require you to know a full back story. If they're bad news you find out pretty quickly.
I can't think of a modern day equivalent to this film.
Iconic. That's the best word to describe Raiders of The Lost Ark. Everything about it has joined the timeless collection of movie classics. From the hat, to the whip, the rolling ball trap, the music, the last scene and more have been engraved into pop culture and for a good reason. Raiders is one of the most entertaining action movies out there, and deserves to be one of the models for modern films that try (and often fail) to achieve the same.
Indy is a dream action protagonist, casted to perfection with the picture of badass, Harrison Ford. He nails the balance of being cool, confident and independent but doesn't go over the line to become cold and distant. He…
While still one of Spielberg's triumphs from an action and design perspective, Raiders of the Lost Ark is brought slightly lower by the lack of strong moments for Karen Allen's Marion and the literal deus ex machina at the conclusion.
Harry Ford is a cutie
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